Tips For Post-Workout Recovery


Exercise is great but everyone has experienced discomfort post-workout regardless it's a hike you haven't had for a while or adding more weights to your weight training. The most common discomforts are caused by lactic acid buildup or delayed onset muscle soreness (DOS). When we work out, the body cannot get enough oxygen to produce energy, it turns to our muscles to draw lactate and result in post-workout discomfort.


Here are some tips to recover faster from the post-workout


Eat Healthy Fats & Protein

To start repairing your muscle and tissue damages, your body needs amino acids. Amino acids are essential for the structure of our tissues and cells. However, it is better to limit the red meat intake- it is harder to break down the omega-6 fatty acid in red meat. It is better to consume the below foods for post-workout recovery:

  • Lean protein: chicken, fish, turkey, dairy

  • Omega-3-rich plant protein: edamame, walnuts, hemp seeds

  • Healthy fats: extra-virgin olive oil, avocado, dark chocolate, eggs, salmon

Rehydrate

Sweating during the workout can cause dehydration. Make sure to drink water throughout the workout and try to drink at least one glass of water within a half-hour of completing an exercise.


Take Potassium

Potassium is an electrolyte that provides our body energy. While your workout, your body draws on many vitamins and minerals, including potassium. Bananas, avocados, mushrooms, oranges, and spinach are some potassium-rich foods you can consume after a workout.


Incorporate CBD Oil Into Post-Workout Recovery

CBD demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects. There are many ways you can incorporate CBD into your post-work recovery. You can add some CBD Tincture to your post-workout drinks, or apply Shanti Organics' Organic Lavender Salve or CBD Cream on the area experiencing discomfort. Take some time to massage the areas where you applied CBD for better absorption.

We hope these tips help you feel better and recover faster while you are on your way to a healthier life. Let us know if you have any more tips to recover post-workout in the comments!

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